MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XX No. 3
January / February 2008
Finding Polaris and Changing Course: A Closer Look at the December Faculty Meeting
The Power of Technology for Transparency
Deliberations Without Resolutions: Is it Time for a New Format for Faculty Meetings?
Teaching this spring? You should know . . .
How Do We Know if Students are Learning?
Not Just Another Survey . . . !
Online Subject Evaluation: One Step Toward More Effective Teaching
MIT Should Establish a Standing Committee on Investment Responsibility
Top Ten City of Cambridge Tax Payers
Reading the Newspaper By the Open Window
Introduction to the Campaign for Students
MIT Historical Society is Proposed
MIT's New Adoption Assistance Program
The Institute's Future
Teaching this spring? You should know . . .
Select Student Admissions and
Financial Aid Numbers
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Not Just Another Survey . . . !


How well do you manage the stressors of work? Do you have a voice in decision-making in your department? Do you feel that the criteria used for promotion and tenure are transparent?

The best way to make your opinions known is to answer the 2008 MIT Faculty Quality of Life Survey. This Web-based survey covers a broad range of issues about work and family life, including workload and stress, department atmosphere, the tenure and promotion process, and satisfaction with various resources and services. Several of MIT’s peers have surveyed their faculty using the same questions on this survey, enabling valuable peer comparisons.

In 2004, MIT administered a similar survey to faculty. The results of this survey were used by the Ad Hoc Committee on the Faculty Quality of Life to better learn how faculty negotiated the stresses of work and life outside the Institute. A summary of the Committee’s findings can be found at:

To access the survey, you may either click on the link sent to you in the e-mail from Provost Reif or retrieve the link by entering your e-mail address here:

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